Full-Time Tuition and Expenses

At Harris Public Policy, we are committed to helping you finance your degree. Financial obligations can be met through scholarships and fellowships as well as traditional financial aid. 

An estimate of expenses a student will incur during the course of the 2017-18 school year (based on a nine-month budget) appears below. Tuition is subject to an estimated 3 to 5 percent increase from year to year.

Tuition* $47,340
Student Life Fee** $1,164
One-Time Transcript Fee*** $75
Student Health Insurance (Basic, Student Only) $3,972
Other Expenses  
Room and Board (Estimated) $14,000
Personal Expenses (Estimated) $3,000
Books and Supplies $2,000
Transportation (Estimate) $1,785
Total Cost of Attendance $73,337


Please note, the estimated amount reflects academic year costs only and reflects typical, full-time enrollment. Tuition costs for master’s degree students vary based on the number of courses enrolled in each term. For additional information about tuition costs by course, see the University of Chicago Office of the Bursar.

For international students applying for a visa, the Office of International Affairs requires proof of funds to support summer living costs in the United States for programs lasting more than nine months. Total estimated costs for the full year are approximately $80,000.

* Annual tuition for typical full-time master’s student. Charged in quarterly installments. For masters' students, amount of tuition billed is related to number of courses taken each term. See Bursar's website for more info.

** Paid in quarterly installments, autumn, winter and spring quarter.

**The one-time transcript fee for entering students covers the cost for unlimited requests of transcripts as a student or alumni.

Part-Time Tuition and Expenses

Tuition for the Harris Public Policy Evening Master's Program at 1871 will be $12,609 per quarter for the 2017 - 2018 academic year based on the typical 225 units per term.

The total cost of all four quarters is expected to be around $50,436 plus any fees.

A free Night and Weekend Membership to 1871 is included as part of your tuition as well as access to the libraries at the University of Chicago, the career services resources at Harris Public Policy and UChicago Grad, and any of the other services and facilities in the Harris building on the Hyde Park campus.